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(2005) 20 centímetros
   
Directed by: Ramón Salazar
Written by: Ramón Salazar
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Rating: 7.0
Country: France, Spain
Language: English, Spanish, French
   
Plot:

Colloquially-told story of a few days in the life of Marieta, who’s saving money for the last operation in her change from man to woman. She works as a prostitute in Madrid and longs for a legitimate job. Whenever she builds up her savings, her housemate and best friend Tomás finds ways to spend, lose, or cost her those funds. She meets Raúl, whom she likes and who likes her; the trouble is he also likes that part of her she wants removed. If that’s not enough, she also has narcolepsy, and when she conks out, she dreams of musical-theater numbers in which she’s the singing and dancing star. Are these dreams always going to be 20 centimeters out of reach?

Cast:

Mónica Cervera (Marieta), Pablo Puyol (El reponedor), Miguel O’Dogherty (Tomás), Concha Galán (Berta), Pilar Bardem (La Candelaria), Rossy de Palma (La Frío – Ice Box), Lola Dueñas (Rebeca mayor), Juan Sanz (Gustavo), Richard Shaw (Paulito), Najwa Nimri (La Conejo – Bunny), María Lalane (Maestra), Inma Olmos (La Malfollá), Pepa Charro (Graziella / Dama de honor #1), Pep Noguera (Superior), Cayetana Márquez (Pili La Pelos)

(2009) Je vais te manquer
 
Directed by: Amanda Sthers
Written by: Amanda Sthers
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4.8
Country: France
Language: French
Plot:

Cast:

Carole Bouquet (Julia), Pierre Arditi (Marcel Hanri), Anne Marivin (Lila), Patrick Mille (Olivier), Fred Testot (Pierrot), Monique Chaumette (Fanny), Michael Lonsdale (Max), Mélanie Page (Alexandra), Ariane Seguillon (Charlotte), Mélanie Thierry (Ornella), Cécile Cassel (Anna), Karine Silla (Jeanne), Yves Jacques (André, le coiffeur), Alexandra London (Maria), Hyacinthe Imayanga (Paulin)

(2008) New Wave
 
Directed by: Gaël Morel
Written by: Gaël Morel
Genre: Drama
Rating: 5.1
Country: France
Language: French
Plot:

Cast:

Béatrice Dalle (Anna), Valentin Ducommun (Eric), Victor Chambon (Romain), Solenn Jarniou (Joëlle), Marc Rioufol (Jean-Marc), Franck Taponard (Eric’s Father), Kevin Messerli (David), Loreleï Ploton (Nathalie), Thomas Dumerchez (Jérémy), Gaël Morel (Le prof d’Italien), Stéphane Rideau (Le prof de sport)

(2004) Grande école
 
Directed by: Robert Salis
Written by: Robert Salis, Jean-Marie Besset
Genre: Drama
Rating: 5.8
Country: France
Language: French
Plot:

Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he’d rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul’s behavior changes – he is attracted to Louis without realizing so himself. Agnes, on the other hand, gets quite jealous and offers a bet: Whoever gets to have Louis-Anault first, wins… If she does, Paul will no longer explore his homosexual desires, if he does – she’ll walk away. Meanwhile, Paul meets Mecir, a young Arab worker, who shows him there’s more to life than elite colleges…

Cast:

Gregori Baquet (Paul), Alice Taglioni (Agnès), Jocelyn Quivrin (Louis-Arnault), Élodie Navarre (Emeline), Arthur Jugnot (Chouquet), Salim Kechiouche (Mécir), Eva Darlan (Mme Chouquet), Lakshantha Abenayake (Le journaliste incarcéré), Yasmine Belmadi (Ouvrier flash-back 1), Jacques Collard (Un invité), Jo Prestia (Le chef de chantier), Jamal Hadir (Le frère de Mécir), Gilbert Desveaux (Un professeur), Arnaud Binard (L’entraîneur de water-polo), Adan Jodorowsky (L’étudiant start-up (as Adam Jodorowsky))

(1997) La ville dont le prince est un enfant [The Fire that Burns]
 
Directed by: Christophe Malavoy
Written by: Didier Decoin, Henry de Montherlant
Genre: Drama
Rating: 7.2
Country: France
Language: French
Plot:

Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.

Cast:

Christophe Malavoy (L’abbé de Pradts), Michel Aumont (Le père supérieur), Naël Marandin (Sevrais), Clément van den Bergh (Souplier), Pierre-Arnaud Juin (Habert), Pierre-Alexis Hollenbeck (Linsbourg), Michel Dussauze (Prial), Luc Levy (Homme de peine), Alain Gilbert (Surveillant de la cantine), Luc Denoux (Maître de chant)

(1998) F. est un salaud [Fögi is a Bastard]
 
Directed by: Marcel Gisler
Written by: Martin Frank, Marcel Gisler
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Rating: 7.5
Country: France, Switzerland
Language: French
Plot:

A 15 year old boy (Beni) falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, he is only willing to follow him where ever Fögi wants to. But Fögi is a drug addict and pulls Beni deeper and deeper into the hell of drug addiction.

Cast:

Frédéric Andrau (Fögi), Vincent Branchet (Beni), Urs Peter Halter (Töbe), Jean-Pierre von Dach (Wäde), Ulrich Bodamer (Schäfer), Jaqueline Brutsche (Richs Girlfriend #2), Jessica Früh (Benis Mother), Mirjam Hoffmann (Daniela), Sebastian Krähenbühl (Reto), Jeanne Mathis (Hippie (France)), Franch Rainault (Ambulance Person (France)), Valentin Rivillon (Policeman (France)), Jospeh Schätti (Tiger), Martin Schenkel (Rich), Bettina Schulz (Richs Girlfriend #1), Gilles Tschudi (Wirsling), Frédéric Vidal (Hippie (France)), Michel Weder (Man)

(2009) Einayim Petukhoth [Eyes Wide Open]
 
Directed by: Haim Tabakman
Written by: Merav Doster
Genre: Drama
Rating: 7.3
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Language: Hebrew, Yiddish
Plot:

A married, Orthodox Jewish father of four falls in love with a twenty two year old male student.

Cast:

Zohar Shtrauss (Aaron Fleischman (as Zohar Strauss)), Ran Danker (Ezri), Tinkerbell (Rivka Fleischman), Tzahi Grad (Rabbi Vaisben), Isaac Sharry (Mordechai), Avi Grainik (Israel Fischer (as Avi Grayinik)), Eva Zrihen-Attali (Sara), Haim Zanati (Ultraorthodox Weirdo (as Haim Znati)), Mati Atlas (Ex-Boy Friend), Iftach Ophir (Head of Yeshiva Student in the Butchery (as Iftach Ofir)), Safrira Zachai (Fischer’s Mother (as Shafrira Zakai)), Lidor Daudi (Yakov), Tal Barak (David), Bar Kalfin (Shimon), Royi Zolicha (Nataniel)

(2008) Élève libre
 
Directed by: Joachim Lafosse
Written by: Joachim Lafosse, François Pirot
Genre: Drama
Rating: 6.5
Country: Belgium, France
Language: French
Plot:

An aspiring tennis player is taken under the wing of an established player as his family life falls apart.

Cast:

Jonas Bloquet (Jonas), Jonathan Zaccaï (Pierre), Claire Bodson (Nathalie), Yannick Renier (Didier), Pauline Etienne (Delphine), Anne Coesens (Pascale), Johan Leysen (Serge), Thomas Coumans (Thomas), Muriel Hérault (La titulaire de classe), Bernard Michel (Bernard), Luc Van Gunderbeeck (L’examinateur de math)

(2005) Douches froides
 
Directed by: Antony Cordier
Written by: Antony Cordier, Julie Peyr
Genre: Drama
Rating: 6.2
Country: France
Language: English, French
Plot:

The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich, one poor. The story of Mickael – judo fanatic and doomed lover – and his parents, both convinced that the sky will one day come crashing down on their heads, and both more than able to cope when it does. Blackly comic, brutally funny, heartbreaking, truthful. A tragi-comedy. About happiness and hardship, sex, luck and catastrophe.

Cast:

Johan Libéreau (Mickael), Salomé Stévenin (Vanessa), Florence Thomassin (Annie), Jean-Philippe Écoffey (Gérard), Claire Nebout (Mathilde Steiner), Aurélien Recoing (Louis Steiner), Pierre Perrier (Clément), Denis Falgoux (Philippe), Magali Woch (Natacha), Camille Japy (Isabelle), Dominique Cabrera (L’infirmière), Steve Tran (Tranh, -66 kg), Olivier Dote-Doevi (Xavier, -81 kg), Yoann Monjal (Arnaud, -90 kg), Benoît Bourse (Bruno, +90 kg)

(2008) Comme les autres
 
Directed by: Vincent Garenq
Written by: Vincent Garenq
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rating: 6.5
Country: France
Language: French
Plot:

Manu, a gay pediatrician in his forties, would be perfectly happy if he could adopt a child and bring him or her up with his partner, Philippe, a lawyer. Where the shoe pinches is that Philippe is pleased with his present life and will not have it spoiled by the invading presence of a wailing brat. Unable to find an agreement the two lovers part. Manu, although shaken, is single-minded about finding a surrogate mother, willing to give him the child he craves. Fina, an undocumented Colombian beauty might do the job for him in exchange for a marriage of convenience. However, as Blaise Pascal would put it, "The heart has reasons that Reason cannot know".

Cast:

Lambert Wilson (Le docteur Emmanuel François Xavier Bernier dit / Manu), Pilar López de Ayala (Josefina Maria Paredes dite : Fina), Pascal Elbé (Philippe), Anne Brochet (Cathy), Andrée Damant (Suzanne), Florence Darel (Isa), Marc Duret (Marc), Liliane Cebrian (La mère de Fina), Luis Jaime Cortez (Le père de Fina), Catherine Erhardy (Mme Charpentier – l’assistante sociale), Eriq Ebouaney (L’assistant social), Agathe Chouchan (Lesbienne 1), Esther Sironneau (Lesbienne 2), Juliette Degenne (Lesbienne 3), Sophie-Charlotte Husson (Lesbienne 4)


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